His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew arrived in Zagreb, the capital of the Republic of Croatia, today, on 9 September 2016.
His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch was welcomed by His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej, His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana, Their Graces Bishops: Irinej of Backa and Jovan of Slavonia, and the Ambassador of the Republic of Greece to Zagreb Mrs. Eleni Gerokostopoulou at the runway of the Zagreb airport.
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: New Martyrs of Jasenovac are heroes and saints of the entire Orthodoxy
Be under the shade of Serbian martyrs, that tree of blessed Serbs, Ecumenical Patriarch said and called upon Orthodox Serbs to follow the path of their forefathers, heroes and saints. Only in this way, he said, you are about to receive the wreath of glory that is borne by numerous victims of Jasenovac of the Nazi totalitarism from the Second World War many times. Patriarch Bartholomew called upon the faithful never to forget their martyrs, who cannot be a cause for revenge but for peace.
Monday, 12 September 2016, His Beatitude Daniel celebrated nine years since his election as Primate of the Romanian Orthodox Church. On 12 September 2007, His Beatitude was elected by the Church Electoral College, as Archbishop of Bucharest, Metropolitan of Muntenia and Dobrudgea, and Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, and enthroned on 30 September 2007.
Thousands of young people and faithful prayed together with Patriarch Daniel at the National Cathedral14. Септембар 2016 - 14:22
Sunday, 4 September 2016, thousands of Orthodox young people from all over the world present at #ITO2016, as well as faithful from Bucharest and from the country attended the first Divine Liturgy celebrated by the Patriarch of Romania at the National Cathedral.
On the 11th Sunday after Pentecost, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church celebrated the first Divine Liturgy at the National Cathedral. The religious service was celebrated on a scene specially arranged in front of the National Cathedral.
Appeal by the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad on Aiding Refugees in Holy Dormition Lavra14. Септембар 2016 - 12:36
Reverend Fathers, brothers and sisters,
all the faithful of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad,
It has been already three years since Ukraine is engrossed in terrible internecine strife. Civil people are dying, migrating, and becoming internally displaced. Many residents of the Donetsk region are being forced to seek refuge in the Holy Dormition Lavra in Svyatogorsk.
The Svyatogorsk Monastery has always been the spiritual heart of Eastern Ukraine, and nowadays, it is also a mercy center for all Donbass. As soon as the fighting broke out, the Svyatogorsk Lavra, with the blessing of the Father Superior of the monastery, Metropolitan Arseny, started taking in civilians whose lives were in danger. The Pilgrims’ guesthouse was given over for housing refugees. In the midst of the warfare, up to 1,000 refugees have lived in the Lavra, the majority of which were also fed in the monastery for free.